Improving outcomes for children in out-of-home care through collaborative philanthropy

For children and young people who can’t live safely at home - whether temporarily or permanently - out-of-home care is intended to keep them safe and support them to heal and thrive. Read more…

Aug. 04, 2020   |   By Deb Tsorbaris


Is it time to think less ‘just-in-time’ and more ‘just-in-case’?

What to consider in the post-pandemic recovery planning. Read more…

Jul. 22, 2020   |   Paulo Pinto


Post Facebook: Addressing the monopolistic power of Facebook

The first of July marked the beginning of an unprecedented corporate activism campaign that saw more than 500 companies pull their advertising budgets from Facebook and its other platforms for its lack of action to limit the spread of hate and misinformation that divides and radicalises. Read more…

Jul. 14, 2020   |   Simon Goff


From crisis to opportunity: Empowering women and girls as we respond to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic represents one of the most profound challenges to economic development and human wellbeing in a century. Read more…

Jul. 08, 2020   |   Julie-Ann Guivarra


Recovery will be long but there’s reason for hope

For many of us, we have been left reeling trying to comprehend by the pace and the scale of change, not just here in Australia but around the globe. As human beings, we are hardwired to crave stability. We like to feel control. The pandemic has rocked our sense of certainty and no one has been left untouched. As we try to process this unsettling turn of events, it’s natural to be feeling fearful about the future. But it’s important to remember that whilst it’s tough right now – and it is – we will come through to the other side. The encouraging progress we’ve made in slowing the spread of the virus is a testament to the community-mindedness, creativity and resilience of individuals, of families, and of businesses right across Australia. Read more…

Jul. 02, 2020   |   Julia Gillard


Charting the way ahead for philanthropy and mental health

A conversation between Suparna Bhasin, Co-Founder of the MaiTri Foundation, and Professor Patrick McGorry AO, executive director of Orygen, about philanthropy and the mental health curve Read more…

Jun. 24, 2020


Australia’s COVID-19 response and people with disability

On March 15 2020, leading health and disability researchers called for urgent action from state and federal governments to develop a targeted response to COVID-19 for people with disability, their families and the disability service sector. We called on governments to rapidly scale up the health care sector’s capacity to respond to the health care needs of children and adults with disability, particularly those with complex support needs. We called on governments to ensure that… Read more…

Jun. 17, 2020   |   By Professor Anne Kavanagh


Housing Australians through COVID-19

‘The advice is clear - stay at home...’  Prime Minister Scott Morrison There is a shortage of secure, affordable houses in Australia. We have known this for a while, but with the pandemic, this truth has become starker. Our leaders have told us to stay at home, restricted to our local communities and our houses for our safety.  But what if your home isn’t safe, or you don’t have a home?  And with millions struggling with job… Read more…

Jun. 10, 2020   |   Erin Dolan


Smoke clears to reveal a new challenge

On New Year’s Eve Foodbank Victoria was activated under the State’s Emergency Relief and Recovery plan to assist the bushfire response efforts with emergency food and water provision. This massive task included food being distributed by air, land and sea into the fire-affected communities of East Gippsland and North East Victoria. Read more…

May. 27, 2020   |   Dave McNamara


Supporting the volunteer workforce to recover, for the health of the nation

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate the millions of volunteers who contribute to the Australian community. All around the country, on-line celebrations are being held and tribute is being paid to the amazing work of volunteers. Our schools, health care, disability, community and emergency services all rely on volunteers, and volunteers play a vital role in sports and the arts. Further, events such as the 2019-20 bushfires and the COVID-19 emergency have shone the spotlight on volunteers and their contribution during times of crises. Read more…

May. 20, 2020   |   Sue Regan


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